Numbers don’t lie

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Remember when Obamcare opponents were warning about the havoc the law would surely wreak on our nation’s finances? Well, we’re already starting to see glimpses of that come to fruition. The first quarter of 2015 isn’t even over yet, and overall spending has increased [1] eight percent, thanks to, you guessed it, Obamacare. President Obama brazenly promised nationalized health care would reduce the deficit. Now we can count that as just one more Obamacare lie. As economist Stephen Moore noted in  a recent op-ed [2], health care costs are exploding. The increases ...

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Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 02/15/15

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Listen to the podcast here:   Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 02/15/15 CALENDAR: Both the House and Senate left town for the President’s Day recess, and will not return until Monday, February 23. SENATE FLOOR ACTION LAST WEEK: The Senate took three votes last week: * On Monday evening, by a vote of 92-0, the Senate confirmed Michael Botticelli to be Director of National Drug Control Policy. Apologies for last week, I mistakenly identified him as “Mark” Botticelli. * On Wednesday, by a vote of 98-0, the Senate passed ...

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7 things we’ll always love about America

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1. The Founding Fathers. We wouldn’t be where we are today without them! 2. The Constitution It’s too easy to take for granted that we have a written roadmap for ensuring government doesn’t trample our freedoms. 3. Freedom We take it seriously; most other countries don’t! 4. Opportunity It’s still true that everyone America has the opportunity to pursue life, liberty and happiness. May that never change. 5. Free elections No matter how bad we may think things are, there’s comfort in knowing we have free elections that take place every couple of ...

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Tea Party Patriots Board Member Ernest Istook Testifies About FEC Attempts to Regulate Speech

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TPP Board Member Ernest Istook testified before the Federal Elections Commission about the dangers of expanding regulation of speech in our country. Here is the transcript of his testimony:   Thank you for this hearing. I am Ernest Istook, former 14-year US Congressman from Oklahoma. I am here for myself and on behalf of Tea Party Patriots, a 501c4 organization on whose board of directors I serve. Tea Party Patriots is a nationwide grassroots organization with which hundreds of local groups have chosen to affiliate. Its funding comes from hundreds of thousa...

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Ernest Istook on Obama’s new hotline for illegal immigrants

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On his latest podcast episode, Tea Party Patriots board member and former conservative Rep. Ernest Istook offers his insights on news reports that the Obama Administration has set up a hotline for illegal immigrants who believe their rights under Obama’s amnesty program are being violated. Earlier this week, the Washington Times reported [1]: In a memo announcing the customer complaint line, U.S. Customs and Border Protection asked illegal immigrants to “please tell us about your experience” if they believe they were treated “contrary to the new DHS enforcement ...

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Our message to Hill Republicans: Double down on DHS!

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Last week, the Senate voted to begin debate on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security before its funding runs out at the end of this month. And three times, Senate Democrats filibustered the bill because they object to language that would strip funding from President Obama’s executive amnesty [1]. Where are the Democrats’ priorities? Obviously, they’re not with funding the Department of Homeland Security. Our Republican leaders, to their credit, have stood firm on this bill. Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is bringing up the version that ...

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Statement of Jenny Beth Martin on continued IRS stonewalling

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The only reason this is news is because it was a media outlet that got the IRS’s thumb stuck in its eye. This punitive, malicious agency has been targeting Americans who have the nerve to disagree with their president since 2010, and this is yet another example of the Administration’s arrogance. It is, simply, above the law. The fact is that The Hill is getting the same treatment Tea Party Patriots, Cause of Action, Judicial Watch and others have received for the last 14 months. We’ve received thousands of pages largely or totally redacted, with no arguable basis ...

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Jenny Beth Martin in The Daily Caller: Cancel next week’s recess!

Tea Party Patriots’ Jenny Beth Martin has a new op-ed up now at The Daily Caller, throwing down the gauntlet for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Her message, put simply, is this: cancel next week’s recess until the Senate passes the DHS funding bill. Writes Martin: Democrats – including seven who lamely said they opposed executive amnesty – filibustered a House-passed bill (HR 240) that would defund President Obama’s lawless actions. No chance, says new Minority Leader Harry Reid; fund Obama’s amnesty, or nothing. It’s important to note that by ...

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Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 02/08/15

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Listen to the podcast here:   CALENDAR:   The House will return on Tuesday, and then be in session through Friday. The Senate will return on Monday and be in session through Friday.   SENATE FLOOR ACTION LAST WEEK:   Since we last talked two weeks ago, the Senate finished dealing with its amendments to the Keystone XL Pipeline bill and passed it by a vote of 62-36 a week ago Thursday, on Jan. 29.   Last week the Senate tried to take up the House-passed DHS funding bill, H.R. 240, which contains the tough language we ...

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Statement from Jenny Beth Martin on the passing of Allen Nunnelee

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Congressman Nunnelee, a dedicated public servant who was taken too soon. He served with honor and integrity, and his passing leaves a void in North Mississippi. May God bless all those close to him during this difficult time.

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